This summer, there have been a lot of movies with an overly serious attitude. Even the new Superman movie got the gritty and realistic treatment for its reboot.
Thank the maker there are still filmmakers that still smoke a bunch of weed and make movies for people who also like to smoke a bunch of weed. Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, who penned “Superbad” are back as writers and directors for this end of the world romp in which Rogan, along with his buddies, including James Franco, are trying to survive the apocalypse.
For the most part, it’s one of the funniest movies to come out in a long time, despite the fact there are long gaps where it feels like it’s going nowhere.
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Now before you go rushing to judgments and condemning Disney for have the brash to reboot, remake and/or prequelize one of Hollywood’s all-time classics. L. Frank Baum wrote fourteen novels, one of which was the basis for the 1939 classic, “Wizard of Oz”. Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man” trilogy, “Evil Dead” trilogy) re-introduces that magical Land of Oz and does it in spectacular fashion. With some amazing visuals, a solid cast and a mix of humor throughout, the return to Oz is a welcome one.
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